Systemic Reaction, the Avalanche-owned studio behind moody robo-shooter Generation Zero, has announced that its next foray into co-operative shooter action, mutant dinosaur shooter Second Extinction, will be entering Steam early access on 13th October.
For whatever reason, dinosaurs (a mutant variety, no less), have returned to Earth in Second Extinction, intent on reclaiming their place as alpha predators on the now frozen planet. In response, players can join forces with up to two other friends in order to journey across the multi-region map, complete missions, and bring down their prehistoric opponents.
The unique wrinkle to all this is Second Extinction’s War Effort feature, which either raises or lowers the difficulty of each region, depending how successful the global community is in completing their missions and activities. Areas that see a lot of successful adventuring will enjoy a reduced threat level, but dinosaurs will focus their efforts elsewhere on the map in response. System Reaction says the impact of player actions will be felt on a weekly basis.